Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming apply now

Global Resource Navigation

Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

UW in the News

June 20, 2016

State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

The UW Board of Trustees passed a resolution supporting President Laurie Nichols’ efforts to cut $41 million from the UW budget during the next two years, reported Wyoming Public Media. KOWB Radio and The Laramie Boomerang also carried the story.

KOWB Radio reported that President Nichols will declare a financial crisis at UW. The declaration will allow her to form a Financial Crisis Advisory Committee that will look at specific program cuts. The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T), The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed and The Laramie Boomerang also carried the story.

Kate Miller begins her duties as new UW provost/vice president for academic affairs Aug. 1, KOWB Radio reported. She currently is the dean of Texas A&M College of Geosciences.

UW economist Rob Godby told The New York Times that wind energy is lucrative for Wyoming, but it doesn’t create nearly the economic impact of the fossil fuel industry.

The CS-T, in a story about the state’s public school science standards, noted that UW College of Education Assistant Professor Ana Houseal was on the committee that developed the new standards.

UW is among seven other institutions set to investigate the future of fossil energy, according to The Laramie Boomerang. The U.S. Department of Energy is funding the $20 million University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research project. Wyoming Public Media also reported on the project.

KOWB Radio reprinted on its website UW’s release that Assistant Professor Dario Grana was recognized by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for his work in the field of rock physics.

UW anthropologist Robert Kelly was quoted in a New Scientist story about ancient human treasures that soon could be lost because of climate change and pest problems.

The Billings Gazette interviewed UW College of Law Professor Debra Donahue about Indian treaty hunting rights.

UW’s Frosty Selmer, deputy director of utilities management, and Bruce Parkinson, Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis director, were interviewed in The Boomerang about the use of various renewable energy options on the campus. Wyoming Business Report, The Miami Herald and Green Energy Investing reprinted the story.

Wyoming Business Report interviewed Richard Horner, deputy director of emerging projects and technology at UW’s School of Energy Resources, about an Icelandic study in which researchers turned carbon dioxide emissions from power plants into stone.

UW’s enrollment for the coming fall semester is down nearly 400 students, as compared to the same time a year ago, according to The Boomerang. In an editorial, The Boomerang noted that Jacoby Golf Course is an asset to the entire community.

KGWN TV posted on its website UW’s release announcing President Laurie Nichols’ public schedule to the Capitol City.

The EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation reprinted on its website UW’s release about two UW students who won the Wyoming EPSCoR’s (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) “Communicating About Water in Wyoming” writing contest.

Several events in the community are planned during Pollinator Week, Brenna Marsicek, outreach coordinator at UW’s Biodiversity Institute, told The Boomerang.

The Cody Enterprise noted that several Big Horn Basin-area high school students will participate in the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s annual Engineering Summer Program this week at UW.

The High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal reprinted a UW release about two papers by molecular biology Professor Mark Gomelsky’s laboratory that were nominated to represent the 100 most influential papers published in the Journal of Bacteriology since 1916.

Despite the downturn in Wyoming’s economy, UW graduates are finding jobs in the state, Jo Chytka, director of UW’s Center for Advising and Career Services, said in an interview with Wyoming Public Radio.

KOWB Radio reported that UW President Laurie Nichols discussed the importance of athletics to the university.

Share This Page:

Contact Us

Institutional Communications

Bureau of Mines Building, Room 137


Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929


Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window) Find us on Twitter (Link opens a new window)

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon